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I like eating paper is this normal

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pica, eating non-: food items for a month or more, is seen in many mental & developmental disorders. like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other Eating Disorders, fami... Read More

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine 24 years experience
PICA: Pica refers to a perverted appetite for substances not fit as food, such as clay or paper products. Various forms of pica have been associated with ir... Read More
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No : There is no medical reason for a child eating papers.
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pica: Pica is a condition where people eat things with no nutritional value. The most well known cause of pica is iron deficiency, so having your hemoglobi... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
What have you tried?: Certainly counseling along with appropriate medication is a good idea. In children developmental disorders can be associated with pica, in adolescent... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Therapy to quit: It certainly makes sense to quit now that you know of a possible bad risk. That will help if you work w/ a good therapist experienced w/ pica. But the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal po... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 7 years experience
Pica: Pica is a complicated disorder that can be due to multiple factors. Iron deficiency anemia has been found to be a triggering cause especially in young... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
PICA syndrome?? : The posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), the largest branch of the vertebral artery, is one of the three main arterial blood supplies for the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD and Autism 34 years experience
Pica: Cravings for, active consumption of, non-nutritive substances for > 1 month, not socially sanctioned, & developmentally inappropriate, is pica. This s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not till age 2, but : keep those items out of her reach 24/7. Have her pediatrician check her for iron-deficiency & developmental delays. At 1 year, wean from bottles... Read More

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